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Federal immigration officials say a three-month operation in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island has led to the arrest 47 of people suspected of being gang members or having ties to gangs.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Harold Ort said on Friday that many of the suspects had histories of violent crimes including attempted murder, car jacking, assault and battery with dangerous weapons, assault to rape and possession of firearms.Needless to say not all immigrants are not criminals nor gangbangers but the few that are cause a lot of havoc in places like East Boston.
he track posted signs on its front doors this morning announcing the track has closed and that tickets and couchers may be redeemed starting next Monday.
Leslie DeLand, a track worker of 15 years, peered through the windows of the track's main building at 9:50 a.m.
"I just want to thank the governor for helping us lose our jobs," she said, placing blame on the failure to pass an expended gambling bill on Governor Deval Patrick.
Like the state’s three other tracks, Wonderland Park, the former greyhound racing facility, is facing an uphill climb in the weeks after expanded gambling talks faltered on Beacon Hill.
The Revere track, a simulcast wagering parlor since a voter-approved dog racing ban took effect Jan. 1, 2010, was a loser in last month’s gambling bill drama, missing out on a chance to bid for a slot machine license or a chance to partner with nearby Suffolk Downs in an effort to launch a casino.
Gov. Deval Patrick has blamed lawmakers for sending him a gambling bill he had indicated he would not support and urged the Legislature to reconvene and pass casino-only legislation. Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere), a former Wonderland employee, said that in Revere, residents are still shocked that Patrick didn’t go along with legislation allowing two of the four racetracks to add slot machines.
“Around here, people here they just can’t believe that the governor did it,” she said. “He’s playing a game with all these peoples’ lives. It’s very sad. It’s disappointing. These are real people.”
The move to pare back the season’s total purse to $8 million – the minimum that Suffolk is required by the state to offer – from $9.8 million in 2009 is a sign that co-owner Richard Fields may be looking to cut his losses. Fields, as you may remember, placed a big bet on Suffolk – and on the future of the casino industry in the state – when he made a huge investment in Suffolk in 2007. He doubled down with his partners at the track when the ownership team obtained a right to acquire the nearby Wonderland dog track in Revere and a mortgage on that track’s property.The big question will be: When will Richard Fields be ready to fold his hand?
Douglas Noble and his wife, Amy, are accused of a scam in which Douglas allegedly stole gasoline from an East Boston fuel storage depot where he worked and the couple sold it from their home on Beaver Street. A joint state and local investigation broke up the operation.
According to police, one of the Nobles’ customers was Dana Olson, a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Works, according to the town website. Police said that she and another woman, Ann Goodreau of Brockton, were seen on video buying fuel in the Nobles’ driveway, and they have been charged with receiving stolen property.